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  • Jordan questions panel about buried report on possible Defense Department savings
    Posted in Press Release on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Defense

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) questioned representatives from the Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Business Board (DBB) and others today about a December 2016 Washington Post report that claimed the DoD tried to bury a DBB study on potential DoD savings. Rep. Jordan questioned the officials at a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform entitled “$125 billion in savings ignored: review of DoD’s efficiency study.” The DoD commissioned the DBB to find cost savings... Read more

  • ICYMI: Freedom Caucus 2016 Policy Priorities
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Pro-Life and Family Issues

    The House Freedom Caucus announced its policy priorities for 2016 that address the national debt, welfare reform, national security, and religious liberty. Chairman Jim Jordan’s remarks: “As the Freedom Caucus mission statement says, countless Americans feel forgotten and that Washington does not represent them. We have five bills today that fulfill the core ‎promises we made to the American people— that we will protect their religious liberties, that we will help to keep them secure from threat... Read more

  • House Freedom Caucus To Oppose Homeland Security Bill, H.R. 5611
    Posted in Press Release on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    The House Freedom Caucus released the following statement: “The House Freedom Caucus opposes the Homeland Safety and Security Act, H.R. 5611, for failing to do enough to address the threat of radical Islamic terrorism and because of the inclusion of gun control provisions that fail to adequately protect due process. Additionally, significant portions of the bill did not go through the regular committee approval process. Committees of jurisdiction should work to improve the bill. We stand ready t... Read more

  • TRANSCRIPT: Jordan comments during Benghazi Select Committee press conference
    Posted in Press Release on June 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Defense

    During today’s press conference following the release of the Benghazi Select Committee’s report on the incidents surrounding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on American facilities in Benghazi, Libya, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments: The chairman mentioned that before the attack ended, no military assets were headed towards Benghazi. But what did start before the attack was over was the political spin. At 10:08 that night with Tyrone Woods still on the room of ... Read more

  • OPINION: Our five Benghazi conclusions
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on June 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Defense

    By Mike Pompeo and Jim Jordan On Sept. 11, 2012, as fire engulfed the State Department’s temporary mission facility in Benghazi, Libya, the survivors and a CIA security team who had come to their rescue made a desperate dash for a CIA annex located nearby. From there they would fend off a continued and determined jihadist attack. Despite heroic efforts that night, four Americans lost their lives. For the first time in more than 30 years, a U.S. ambassador, Chris Stevens, was assassinated. Anothe... Read more

  • Jordan responds to State of the Union address
    Posted in Press Release on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Budget and Fiscal Issues, Immigration, Taxes

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech: “For the past seven years, the Obama administration has systematically eroded the Constitutional freedoms of the American people while failing to secure our borders and protect our country from the growing threat of terrorism. I was hoping to hear the president chart a different course for his final year in office, but unfortunately I think we can expect to see more of ... Read more

  • Jordan questions Homeland Security assistant secretary about visa overstays
    Posted in Press Release on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Defense, Immigration

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) questioned Alan Bersin, assistant secretary for International Affairs and chief officer for the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, during a hearing today before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform titled “Terrorist Travel: Vetting for National Security Concerns.” Rep. Jordan asked Bersin about how many of the 20 million people who visit the U.S. each year under the U.S. visa waiver program had overstayed their visas, b... Read more

  • Jordan statement on Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Release on November 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Defense

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) released the following comments regarding Veterans Day today: “Throughout our history, it has been the sacrifices of brave men and women in our Armed Forces that have ensured we can continue to live securely in the greatest land of freedom and opportunity that has ever existed. We can never repay the debt we owe for the sacrifices that they have paid, but we can honor them for their service. We once again, on this Veterans Day, express our deepest gratitude.” -30-... Read more

  • Jordan discusses Benghazi, Paul Ryan, Lois Lerner on Fox News Sunday
    Posted in Press Release on October 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Defense, FY2010 Appropriations Requests

    Today Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) joined host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday to discuss last week’s Benghazi Select Committee hearing with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) and his bid to serve as Speaker of the House, and the news that the Department of Justice is closing its investigation into targeting of conservative organizations by the Internal Revenue Service. Below are a few highlights from Rep. Jordan’s interview. On Benghazi: “… I thin... Read more

  • Jordan questions Hillary Clinton about Benghazi terrorist attack
    Posted in Press Release on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform, Defense

    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) today questioned former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about circumstances surrounding the terrorist attack on September 11, 2012 when four Americans were killed in Benghazi, Libya. Rep. Jordan specifically questioned Sec. Clinton about the construction of talking points used by former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice on numerous Sunday morning talk shows to blame the terrorist attack on spontaneous protestors outraged about a YouTube video, instead of t... Read more